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UFC’s Michael Chandler On Being Alternate for Khabib vs. Gaethje, ‘I’m Ready’

Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com UFC’s newest star Michael Chandler says he’s taking his job as “alternate” for the Khabib vs. Gaethje fight very seriously … and he’ll be ready to step in if either fighter can’t go on Saturday. As we previously reported, several Khabib fights have been scrapped at the last minute to due unforeseen circumstances … from bad weight cuts to freak injuries. So, Dana White has a backup plan for UFC 254 — flying out Michael Chandler, one of the best lightweights in the world, to…

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UFC’s Edmen Shahbazyan Praying for Armenia, My Friends Are Going to Fight

Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com UFC fighter Edmen Shahbazyan says the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has a California connection — with several of his Armenian friends in Glendale flying back to fight in the war. … and he’s praying they all make it out alive. FYI, Glendale reportedly has the largest concentration of Armenians outside of Armenia. It’s also where Edmen lives and trains. The 22-year-old prodigy — who’s 11-1 as an MMA pro — points out the war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has already claimed many lives. According…

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